Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this most difficult time.
Since the founding of Morey’s Piers in 1969 we have had the privilege of entertaining over 100 million guests and have never before experienced a guest tragedy of this nature. Our family of dedicated professionals remains in emotional pain. We recognize however that our pain can in no way compare to that of the Jones Family and our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with them.
The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has finalized their preliminary investigation into this tragedy and has concluded that there were no mechanical or operational deficiencies on the ferris wheel. The DCA’s report however recommends that single riders no longer be permitted. We strive to be at the forefront of safety initiatives and as a result, we will incorporate their recommendation into our policy and procedures upon opening of the ride in the next several days.
The events of June 3rd, 2011 will be permanently engraved in our memories. They cannot and will not be forgotten. As a team and family we must however embrace a path forward. We will do so humbly and respectfully, but at the same time will not forget our mission, which is “To Provide a Spectacular Family Recreation Experience in an Exceptionally Safe, Clean, Friendly, and Unique Environment.” Our commitment to this mission will not yield.
Will and Jack Morey
On behalf of the Morey Family and the entire Morey Staff